|Somewhere in Waldo County: Baldwin - Ned Lightner|
A home that is energy efficient and "off the grid" that was built for under $25,000 is the subject of this program. We get a tour of this innovative home by its builder, Peter Baldwin.
Keywords: interview; people; natural resources; sustainability; energy efficiency; Peter Baldwin; homes
|Charles Durfee Cabinet Maker - Woolwich Channel 12|
A look inside Charles Durfee's woodworking and cabinet making shop in Woolwich, Maine where he uses old and new tools to create furniture,cabinets and staircases.
Keywords: cabinet maker; Charles Durfee; woodworking; furniture making; woodworking tools; Woolwich; Maine
|Remarkable Shipwrecks of New England - Belfast Historical Society|
Maine historian, Jon Johansen provides a fascinating look at the many nautical accidents and lives lost in those mishaps during his presentation for the Belfast Historical Society and Museum.
Keywords: weather; maritime history; Belfast; Maine; shipwrecks; New England; storms
|The Atlantic Charter Brings FDR to Rockland - GEM Productions|
Franklin D. Roosevelt, following his conference with Prime Minister Winston Churchill off Newfoundland, came ashore in Rockland, Maine. Video includes details about the conference. Old news film shows FDR's yacht coming into Rockland Harbor and also him riding up Tillson Avenue in a limo.
Keywords: news; documentary; Winston Churchill; Franklin D. Roosevelt; Rockland; Maine; Atlantic Charter Conference; Newfoundland
|May Sarton: She Knew a Phoenix - Karen Saum|
Interview with poet,May Sarton at her home.
Keywords: interview; people; literature; poetry; arts; Maine; New England; May Sarton; gardening; women writers
|Window on History: Belfast's Civil War Flag Quilt - Belfast Historical Society|
This program follows the story of Belfast's historic quilt as told by Megan Pinette, of Belfast Historical Society and Pam Weeks, curator of the New England Quilt Museum. The flag quilt was made in Belfast Maine and sent to Union soldiers during the Civil War.
Keywords: Lecture; Quilt; Civil War; Wars; Belfast; Maine; Pam Weeks; Megan Pinette
|The HMS Bounty Visits Belfast - Ned Lightner|
The HMS Bounty is a tall ship built originally as a prop for the 1960s film, "Mutiny on the Bounty". This program features an interview with the captain and includes a tour of the ship.
Keywords: interview; maritime history; HMS Bounty; tall ships; Belfast; Maine
|Our Barns: A History of the Barns of Maine - Richard Erwin,Patti Mikkelsen|
Barn expert Don Perkins gives a talk presented by the New Gloucester Historical Society about a variety of barns to be found in Maine.
Keywords: farming; lecture; barns; construction; dairy; cattle; rural
|Neighborhood Stores - GEM Productions|
Gone are most of the neighborhood stores with the owner in the store and replaced by the drive-in convenience store. Short subject used between regular programming.
Keywords: oral history; neighborhood store; people; documentary; convenience store
|Mark and Tim: Treatment Plant - Mark Kuzio|
This is a funny look at how the Belfast sewage treatment plant works. Mark and Tim are two local funny guys who have a show that is remarkably informative at times.
Keywords: sewage treatment; Belfast; Maine; city; pollution; interview; people; natural resources
|Laughing Matters:Gary Crocker's Maine Humor - Ned Lightner|
Program featuring downeast Maine humorist and storyteller, Gary Crocker
Keywords: live event; downeast; Maine; humor; Gary Crocker; storyteller; humorist
|Doll Circus - Ned Lightner|
Joe Bryant is a tinkerer. His wife, Bea is a doll collector.Joe has breathed life into Bea's doll collection and created a "doll circus". It is an amazing sight. This program takes a tour of the circus with its creator.
Keywords: interview; people; oral history; dolls; Joe Bryant; Bea Bryant; Thorndike; Maine; Barbie Dolls
|Liberty Ship Memorial Dedication - SPC-TV|
More than 30,000 men and women worked in the South Portland Shipyards building hundreds of "Liberty Ships" and British "Ocean Class" ships during WWII. The South Portland Shipyard Society and others solicited donations and won approval for the erection of a memorial to these workers. Guest speakers included former Maine Governor Ken Curtis, Boris Korotyaev,Vice President of the Russian Northern Convoy Brotherhood, Congressman John Baldacci, City Manager,Jeffrey Jordan, and Frederic L...
Keywords: education; people; wars; oral history; news; maritime history; South Portland; World War II; Shipbuilding Society; Liberty Ship Memorial; Boris Korotyaev; Russian Northern Convoy Brotherhood; John Baldacci; Jeffrey Jordan; Frederic L. Thompson; Governor Ken Curtis
|The John Grant Era - Katie Winship|
For 50 years the Grant family ran the Colonial Theater in Belfast, Maine which celebrated its 100th anniversary in April, 2012. This documentary takes a look back at the history of movies and the Grant family.
Keywords: documentary; John Grant; movie theater history; Colonial Theater; interview; arts; people; oral history; Belfast; Maine
|Preserving Horse Drawn Vehicles Part 2 - Richard Erwin,Patti Mikkelsen,Gary Harriman|
New Gloucester Historical Society curator Tom Blake hosts this program about vintage carriages and sleighs. It was shot at the New Gloucester History Barn, Skyline Farm in North Yarmouth and Pownal Center.
Keywords: education; people; travel; horse drawn carriages; sleighs; hearse; driving; museum
|Maine Made Automobiles - Richard Erwin|
Car expert, Richard Fraser delivers a New Gloucester Historical Society presentation on automobiles and other vehicles built in Maine.
Keywords: travel; lecture; people; automobiles; snowmobiles; Maine; wheels; engines
|Belfast Curling Club - Mark Kuzio|
The Belfast Curling Club is the only curling club in Maine. We learn about the sport from Mark and Tim and Mark learns curling can be fun with instructions from Tim.
Keywords: interview,curling; skating; curling club; Belfast; Maine; Scottish sports
|Bayside Reflections - Ned Lightner|
Originally produced to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Northport Yacht Club. This is a video about the summer community on Penobscot Bay officially called the Northport Village Corporation but known to all as Bayside.
Keywords: interview; oral history; documentary; Bayside; Northport; Maine; summer colony
|On the Job: Women Launching a New Tradition - Spring Point Media Center at Southern Maine Technical College/Ted Miles|
Former Speaker of the House,(ME) Representative Elizabeth "Libby" Mitchell introduces this program about women who worked in the South Portland Shipyards during WWII. More than 30,000 men and women worked in the South Portland Shipyards building hundreds of "Liberty Ships" and British "Ocean Class" ships during WWII. This program was produced by Southern Maine Technical College(now Southern Maine Community College)as part of its 50th year celebration of learning...
Keywords: wars; education; people; oral history; news maritime history; South Portland; World War II; Shipbuilding; Shipbuilding Society; Liberty Ships; Ted Miles; women welders; Maine Maritime Museum; Bath Iron Works; Maine Womens Fund; Women Unlimited; Reed&Reed; Mary Bertalen; Margaret Peg Cheney; Margaret Dixon; Helen Goodine; Frances Olsen; Marion Senechal; Claire Upton; Shirley Wilder
|The Elliott Sisters of Rockland - GEM Productions|
Maxine and Gertrude Elliot born and raised in Rockland, became world famous stage actresses during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Maxine starred in two silent movies. Video includes some light hearted moments with Charlie Chaplin.
Keywords: arts; silent movies; Maxine Elliot; Gertrude Elliot; actress; Rockland; Maine; Charlie Chaplin
|Rockland Now and Then - GEM Productions|
Current photos followed by historic photographs in the same location showing the change from what it looked like in the past. A short subject good to make up time between regular programming.
Keywords: documentary; Rockland; Maine; historic photographs; music
|South Portland During the Civil War - South Portland Historical Society and SPC-TV|
An oral presentation with slide show given by Kenneth E. Thompson, Historian, Portland Harbor Museum.
Keywords: Lighthouses; education; people; wars; lecture; oral history; maritime history; Civil War; South Portland; Historical; forts; Maine Coast
|The Snows:Shipbuilders of Maine - GEM Productions|
Bertram G. Snow has traced his family's history from the time they left England in 1623 to their arrival in Rockland, Maine when they began their long history of building ships in the area. The family once owned Snow's Shipyard in Rockland that started building ships in 1854. They built minesweepers during WWII. A park in Rockland was named Snow Marine Park in honor of the family.
Keywords: maritime history; interview; Bertram Snow; shipbuilding; Rockland; Snow Marine Park
|Preserving Horse Drawn Vehicles - Richard Erwin,Patti Mikkelsen,Gary Harriman|
New Gloucester Historical Society Curator, Tom Blake hosts this program about vintage carriages and sleighs. It was shot at the New Gloucester History Barn, Skyline Farm in North Yarmouth and Pownal Center.
Keywords: education; people; travel; horse drawn carriages; sleighs; museum; driving; hearse
|Preserving Horse Drawn Vehicles Part 3 - Richard Erwin,Patti Mikkelsen,Gary Harriman|
New Gloucester Historical Society curator, Tom Blake hosts this program about vintage carriages and sleighs. It was shot at the New Gloucester History Barn, Skyline Farm in North Yarmouth and Pownal Center.
Keywords: education; people; travel; horse drawn carriages; sleighs; hearse; driving; museum
|History and Manufacture of the Knox Marine Engine - Craig Mathieson|
A lecture by Andy Swift and Willard Wight about the history of the Knox Marine Engine
Keywords: education; live event; oral history; maritime history; Camden; Maine; Knox Marine Engine
|Maine in the War of 1812 - Richard Erwin,Bob MacGregor,Patti Mikkelsen|
Historical researcher and teacher,Larry Glatz, talks about the role that Maine played in the War of 1812. A New Gloucester Historical Presentation.
Keywords: education; people; wars; lecture; Native Americans; maritime history; oral history; battles; British; treaty; generals; Canada
|Snow Removal in Belfast - Belfast Community TV|
During a winter storm, we ride along with a public works snow plow driver and learn all about how the city copes with snow storms
Keywords: snow; plowing; winter; Belfast; interview
|Window on History:Voices of Belfast Past - Belfast Historical Society|
This program which was presented by the Belfast Historical Society and Museum features interviews with two long time residents of Belfast. Captain Bill Abbott was a Penobscot bay pilot for many years. Harold Jones has seen many changes during his long life in Belfast Maine
Keywords: Maritime history; oral history; Belfast Maine; Penobscot Bay; Bill Abbott; Harold Jones
|Saco River Indian Cellar - SRC-TV|
This documentary looks at the efforts of Hollis,Maine residents to protect the historic and natural landmark site of Saco River Indian Cellar from proposed lot subdivision development and preserve it as a protected park forever.
Keywords: Native Americans,hydropower,Skelton dam,John Mattor,Hollis Conservation Commission,Trust for Public Land,logging,conservation; natural resources; Salmon River Gorge; Hollis; Maine; Saco River Indian Cellar; forest; river; development; documentary
|Windows on History: Belfast Then and Now - Belfast Historical Society|
This is one of the monthly presentations by the Belfast Historical Society. The presentation was by Kevin Johnson, photo archivist at the Penobscot Marine Museum and features images of Belfast Maine taken in the late 19th and early 20th century. Those images are juxtaposed with current images.
Keywords: Belfast; Maine; lecture; Kevin Hohnson; Penobscot Marine Museum
|From The Top - Toni Seger|
"From the Top" is Timothy Richardson's poetic tribute to the creative process recited by Jeff Flint. It captures and enshrines an overwhelming feeling of awe at nature's beauty and uses this universal experience to describe that moment when inspiration produces creativity.
Keywords: literature; poetry; arts; natural resources; national parks; creativity; nature; spirituality; inspiration
|Fisherman's Tales: Doug Joudrie - Ned Lightner|
Doug Joudrie has fished the waters off the shores of New England for almost a half century. In this interview Doug shares some of his fishing philosophies and memories.
Keywords: Fishing; Lobstering; interview; oral history; Maine; Doug Joudrie
|Traditional Shaker Cooking - Richard Erwin,Steve Brissette,Patti Mikkelsen|
Sister Frances Carr of Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village gives a talk presented by the New Gloucester Historical Society on Shaker herbs and other food products. Afterward, three other Shakers field questions from the audience on various subjects about life in the Shaker community.
Keywords: farming; people; lecture; herbs; cooking; recipes; livestock; Shakers
|USS Portland Memorial Rededication - Brian Knoblock|
Rededication ceremony on November 11,2008 of the memorial to the USS Portland in Portland, Maine. The memorial underwent $150,000 of repairs and restoration. Mary Doughty,who christened the ship as a young girl in 1932 returned to re-christen the ship at the ceremony.
Keywords: interview; live event; wars; maritime history; USS Portland; Mary Doughty; Bill Whitten; Ed Susslovic; Mike Bobinsky; World War II; Joe Marshall; Charles Summers; Cianbro
|Bash and Crash 2005 - Brandon Atkinson and Steve Galvin|
Highlights of the 2005 Oxford Plains Speedway Season
Keywords: live event; racing; stockcars; Oxford Plains Speedway; motor mayhem
|The Dump - Mark Kuzio|
The Mark and Tim Show visit the Belfast,Maine recycling center aka the dump. They interview those who work there, take a tour, and get a look at what goes on inside.
Keywords: interview; conservation; natural resources; recycling; trash; dump; Belfast; environmental services
|Stringing Lights - Ned Lightner|
The Belfast,Maine fire department has been stringing lights along High Street in Belfast for many years. They do it in the early morning before Thanksgiving, (and we always thought it was elves). A good filler between programs this holiday season
Keywords: Christmas lights; Belfast; Maine; holiday; tradition; fire department
|Bryant Stoves and Music - Ned Lightner|
In Thorndike, Maine, Bryant Stoves and Music has been restoring and selling wood and coal stoves. Bea Bryant takes us on a tour of the showroom as well as "the stove museum".
Keywords: interview; oral history; stoves; Thorndike; Maine; Bryant Stove and Music; wood stoves; coal stoves
|The Nina and Pinta Visit South Portland - SPC-TV|
Replicas of Columbus ships, the Nina and the Pinta, built in Brazil using old world methods stopped in South Portland on their journey of teaching around the world. Interviews with the Captains and Crews demonstrate how small the ships were and the hardships the crews must have endured
Keywords: interview; travel; education; oral history; maritime history; Columbus; Nina; Pinta; South Portland; boatbuilding; adventure
|Somewhere in Waldo County:Mussels - Ned Lightner|
This program gives a tour of a mussel raft that raises mussels for food, located in Penobscot Bay.
Keywords: mussels; aquaculture; Pemaquid Mussel Farm; Penobscot bay; interview; fishing; farming; natural resources; maritime history
|Working Women of Waldo County - Karen Saum|
Documentary about working women in local factories in Waldo County, Maine. Sardine,chicken processing,shoes and elecronic factories all since closed.
Keywords: interview; fishing; people; oral history; women; labor; factories; Waldo County; Maine; documentary
|Moses Greenleaf: Maine's First Mapmaker - Richard Erwin,Patti Mikkelsen|
Historian, Holly Hurd gives a talk about Moses Greenleaf who is regarded as Maine's first mapmaker,among other professions. This program is a New Gloucester Historical Society presentation.
Keywords: Moses Greenleaf; people; maps; surveyor; lecture; oral history; natural resources; travel; settlers; borders; Masons
|Bay Crossing-January by Elizabeth Garber - Mark Kuzio|
A poetry short-perfect as interstitial between programming. Beautiful visuals of ferry crossing Penobscot Bay as poem is being read.
Keywords: poetry; Elizabeth Garber; Belfast; poet laureate,Bay Crossing,poetry short
|Midcoast Area Veteran's Memorial Wall Dedication - Gem Productions|
Midcoast Maine Veteran's are honored and remembered in this memorial wall dedication ceremony on August 3, 2012.
Keywords: war; veterans; military; wall dedication; ceremony; memorial
|Fisherman's Tales: David Black - Ned Lightner|
David Black has been fishing along the coast of Maine for over 38 years. This is an interview with David, who shares memories and opinions about fishing.
Keywords: interview; lobstering; fishing; maritime history; natural resources; oral history; Maine; Penobscot Bay; David Black
|Somewhere in Waldo County: Railcycles - Ned Lightner|
The Brooks, Maine Preservation Society has taken responsibility for some rarely used railroad tracks. They purchased some human powered "railcycles" and offer tours of the scenic sections of the railroad. We pedal along with the tour leader and learn a little local history along the way.
Keywords: interview; people; travel; railroad; railcycles; Brooks; Maine Preservation Society
|Woolwich Town Clock - Roger Baffer|
Oral history of how Woolwich, Maine got their town clock
Keywords: interview; oral history; Woolwich; Maine; town clock; clock tower; Woolwich clock tower
|Letters of a New Gloucester Victorian Teenager - Richard Erwin,Patti Mikkelsen,Brian Soucy|
New Gloucester resident, Stephen Chandler reads excerpts from letters written by one of his ancestors, Anna Potter Chandler when she was a teenager in the late 1800s. The program was a New Gloucester Historical Society presentation.
Keywords: letters; teenagers; Victorian; genealogy; carriages; lecture; oral history; Anna Potter Chandler; people; travel
|South Portland High School Renovation Groundbreaking Ceremony - SPC-TV|
Groundbreaking ceremonies for a major renovation to the South Portland High School on May 7, 2012.
Keywords: live event; people; education; oral history; news; South Portland High School; groundbreaking ceremony